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Grief Sensitive Schools Pasadena

Alma Fuerte's goal is to bring out the entrepreneur in each child by developing their critical thinking skills, leadership ability, and fostering their unique creativity. We are a small, tight-knit and diverse community located in Pasadena, CA. All classes are capped at 25 students and have an aide.
We are currently enrolling TK-8 for the 2024-2025 school Year. 

El objetivo de Alma Fuerte es sacar al emprendedor de cada niño desarrollando sus habilidades de pensamiento crítico, capacidad de liderazgo y fomentar su creatividad única. Somos una comunidad pequeña, unida y diversa ubicada en Pasadena, CA. Todas las clases tienen un límite de 25 estudiantes y tienen un asistente al maestro.  
Inscríba su hijo(s) hoy!
Estamos inscribiendo grados TK-8 para el año escolar 2024-2025.

At Alma Fuerte, our approach to learning and accessing curriculum includes:

  1. A Personalized Approach – Alma Fuerte takes your child’s strengths, needs, and interests into consideration. Then teachers provide the support they need to truly master a subject at the highest standards.

  2. Collaborative Learning – With small class sizes and different approaches to learning (like project-based learning, multiple modalities, learning styles), children are encouraged to work closely together to solve problems.

  3. Self-Directed Learning Opportunities – Alma Fuerte values your child’s interests and opinions, encouraging deeper thought.  We are helping to prepare them to have the skills and attitude necessary to be successful once they leave school.

  4. Personal Growth – Alma Fuerte emphasizes social emotional learning (SEL). SEL teaches students to understand and manage their emotions, establish and maintain positive relationships, feel and show empathy, set and achieve goals, and make responsible decisions. 

Enrollment Eligibility

Alma Fuerte is a public school and does not charge tuition.
Alma Fuerte does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, national or ethnic origin in administration of its admission policies or education programs.

In accordance with Education Code Section 47605(d)(2)(B), admission preferences in the case of a lottery shall be given to the following students in the following order:

  • Students who are currently enrolled (exempt from the lottery pursuant to Education Code Section 47605(d)(2)(B))

  • Siblings of existing students

  • Children of Founding Parents, teachers and staff, combined, not to exceed 10% of total enrollment

  • Residents of the District

  • Students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch

  • All other applicants

The waitlist for the current school year remains active until Alma Fuerte Public School’s admissions period commences for the following year. Applicants must re-apply for the lottery annually if the school is unable to offer them admission for the current year.
Alma Fuerte Public School staff is available to assist families in completing this paperwork if needed.


Eligibility for Kindergarten
Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1st (Education Code 48000)


Eligibility for Transitional Kindergarten
2024-25 School Year -  5th birthday on or before September 2, 2025
2025-26 School Year -
  4th birthday before September 1

What shots does my child need for school? 

The Covid-19 Vaccine is not required for enrollment at this time, however all other "Shots for School," are.

If you'd like to schedule a tour, you must submit an enrollment application first!

Questions? 626-204-5265, Hablamos Español!

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